Student Opinion Piece: How Teachers Can Be A Queer Student’s Biggest Ally

By Gabrielle Samson, Featured Contributor The first adult I came out to was my grade 8 teacher. As a 13-year-old middle schooler, I knew my teacher was accepting of queer identities, and I was lucky to feel comfortable sharing something personal without fear of judgement. I didn’t have other accepting adults in my life at […]

A Written Poem To My Younger Self As A Student – by Panagiota Skoulikas

We are so excited to showcase another amazing feature this month: Panagiota Skoulikas who was recently apart of a Micro Project in Content Creation through McGill University where she was able to showcase her talent through poetry here at TAPP. Currently, she is majoring in Psychology and studying two minors in Behavioral Science and Sociology at […]

Poem on Mental Health and Post-Reading Activity to Facilitate with Students

Our featured writer, Janet Kravetz who is an author and mental health advocate, wrote another lovely piece she graciously shared with us! She also included a debriefing activity you can do with your students. Check it out below and get the downloadable version. Scroll to the bottom for commentary from the author about the poem. […]

Supporting Men’s Mental Health: A Guide for Educators

By Gabrielle Samson, featured writer At The Teacher App, a lot of advocacy work in the past has highlighted women’s mental health and looked at the history of gender roles in the education system. After digging up a patriarchal past, it became clear how misogyny still plays a role in our schools. With biases and […]

TikToker Matt Raekelboom on life with ADHD as a student

Matt Raekelboom went viral on Tiktok after sharing his knowledge of ADHD with the world. Now, with over 260,000 followers and counting, he has created a name for himself through his platform. As someone with ADHD, and struggling with it for much of his life, he decided to embark on a whole new journey to […]

Emotional Coaching Guide with Dr. Adele Lafrance

At The Teacher App, we feel it’s important that we simplify ways that you can support yourself and your students without it being a burden to do so. Being there for your students isn’t easy, and it can be tough to figure out the right thing to say. Today, we aim to support you with […]

Female Teachers and Their Mental Health – How Did We Get Here?

By Gabrielle Samson – Featured Contributor  This Tuesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day. And with women dominating teaching roles, it’s a great time to reflect on gender, mental health and the world of education. According to Stats Canada, 68% of Canadian teachers are women, whereas only 32% are men. But despite the significant representation […]

Supporting Black Students Means Supporting Black Teachers

By Gabrielle Samson – Featured Contributor As Black History Month comes to a close, it is essential to reflect on how mental health impacts our Black educators and students. In Canada, Black teachers face racism in the education system that directly impacts well-being and teaching ability. Not to mention, Black educators take an additional burden […]

Mental Health Conversations – The Wheels Are Turning

By Janet Kravetz – Author and Mental Health Advocate (check out her bio at the bottom of the page to get to know this lovely human being a little better!)In 2001 before attending law school, I spent a year volunteering as a Special Education Assistant at an elementary school in Israel. I received some training […]